Berkeley Research in the News

July 11, 2016
Hamadryas baboon
Paleontologists have identified distinctive features of primate teeth that allow them to track the evolution of our ape and monkey ancestors.
July 8, 2016
Like fireworks bursting through a smoky haze, protostars ignite within colossal filaments of gas in a new supercomputer simulation of stars forming inside molecular clouds.
July 7, 2016
Policies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., shortchange the 2 million educators who are shaping the future of 12 million children in childcare and preschool across the nation.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2014-2015 Research Funding by sponsor2014/15 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.